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Max Institute of Healthcare Management is an interdisciplinary research centre that provides deep insights on policymakers, public institutions and corporates to create better health systems through the integrated elements of Research, Education and Outreach.

Designing an effective loyalty program to incentivize consumption of fruits and vegetables: The case of peri-urban Hyderabad
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By | August 11, 2020|Operations Management|

By Arindam Debbarma, Analyst, MIHM Fruits and vegetables (FV) are an integral part of what constitutes a healthy diet, which in turn helps in preventing malnutrition as well as a range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) [1]. Nevertheless, socioeconomically disadvantaged people consume fewer fruits and vegetables, and [...]

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Last-Mile Distribution Models for Health Commodities: The case of ORS/Zinc
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By | July 22, 2020|Operations Management|

By Aman Kabra, Analyst, MIHM Availability of essential health products at retails outlets (pharmacies and chemists) in rural areas across India is poor (Maiti, Bhatia, Padhy, & Hota, 2015) and is a major barrier for improving healthcare access (Batliboi & Tambe, 2014). The two major [...]

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How do private providers manage hypertension? The Case of Karimnagar
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By | July 22, 2020|Operations Management|

By Aman Kabra, Analyst, MIHM Hypertension is the number one health-related risk factor in India, with the largest contribution to the burden of disease and mortality.[i] It has been the single most significant cause of death in India for the last 15 years[ii], accounting for [...]

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At ISB, you will find all your answers: Dr Ganesh Veerasekar
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By | July 7, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Ganesh was in the final year of MBBS when he started exploring the non-clinical aspect of hospitals such as its administration and operations. An epidemiologist-turned entrepreneur, he now works at the intersection of healthcare, technology and consulting. “My father was a plastic surgeon. Most of [...]

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ISB professors helped me realise my vision: Dr Amaresh Rao
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By | July 7, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Dr. Amaresh Rao, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and Unit Head & Head of Department at Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, a government hospital in Hyderabad, joined the Advanced Management Programme for Healthcare at a point in his career when he was evaluating transitioning from public healthcare to private healthcare. In his career as government doctor and administrator, he had reached a point [...]

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ISB prepared me for life: Dr Sameera Ali
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By | July 2, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

“I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor,” says Dr Sameera Ali. A dental surgeon by training, she is now a programme manager at MFine working towards building a hospital-on-cloud. Even after 13 years of clinical practice, she constantly felt the need to do something more. She felt this was possible only if she transitions from being a clinician to someone who understands [...]

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Rooting for management concepts in MBBS: Dr (Maj) Pankaj Surange
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By | July 2, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

  Pankaj started his career as a Medical Officer in the Indian Army. During his stint with the Army, he was part of two major Operations - Vijay and Parakram. Post his tenure, he moved to New Delhi with the dream of setting up his own hospital. A specialist in anesthesiology and a super-specialist in intervention pain management and [...]

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Creativity vs. Corona: How Innovative Minds Enlist to Save Humanity
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By | June 1, 2020|Healthcare Technology|

The entire world is facing a social, medical, economic and political crisis of proportions greater than that of the Great Depression, 1930-39. What are the skills and qualities that can help each of us tide over the prevailing crises?   In a webinar organised as part of the Covid-19 preparedness [...]

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An aggregated sample collection model for COVID-19?
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By | May 12, 2020|Operations Management|

Indian Council of Medical Research has, over the past few days, increased the Covid-19 testing capacity in India massively. Starting with 3,700 tests in March to scaling them up to over 18,000 tests (as on April 11), the testing capacity is all set to increase further. Much of [...]

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Building With Imperfect Tools: Notes from the Field on Data Quality and Uncertainty
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By | April 13, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Alekhya Chaparala, Research Assistant, MIHM On a cool day last December, I visited the Kopaganj Community Center in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district. Implementation of an MIHM costing study on family planning was about to begin, and I was in the field to finalize operations and brief [...]

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Revolutionizing Healthcare through Patient Engagement
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By | March 15, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Naireet Ghosh, Analyst, MIHM Historically, the healthcare industry has been relatively reluctant in adopting technology for non-clinical processes. Only recently, care providers seem to have realized the value of enhancing patient experience by the use of technology in order to improve healthcare outcomes. This is [...]

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Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings: Relevance and Advances
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By | March 13, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Preeti Singh, Analyst, MIHM Point of Care (PoC) technologies refers to bringing care closer to the first point of contact in both temporal and organizational dimensions through the use of technology. Over the years, the health sector has seen interdisciplinary PoC technology innovations, such as [...]

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Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings: Relevance and Advances
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By | January 2, 2020|Healthcare Technology|

Preeti Singh, Analyst, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, ISB Mohali Point of Care (PoC) technologies refers to bringing care closer to the first point of contact in both temporal and organizational dimensions through use of technology. Over the years, health sector has seen interdisciplinary PoC [...]

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